Publishing industry is overwhelmingly white and female, US study finds

Survey of workforce at 34 book publishers and eight review journals in US reveals 79% of staff are white and 78% female – with UK numbers still unmonitoredMan Booker winner Marlon James: ‘Writers of colour pander to the white woman’A survey of American publishing has found that it is blindingly white and female, with 79% of staff white and 78% women.Multicultural children’s publisher Lee & Low Books surveyed staff at 34 American publishers, including Penguin Random House and Hachette , as well as eight review journals, to establish a baseline to measure diversity among publishing staff. They found that 79% were white. Of the remainder, Asians/Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders made up 7.2% of staff, Hispanics/Latinos/Mexicans 5.5%, and black/African Americans 3.5%. Related: Man Booker winner Marlon James: 'Writers of colour pander to the white woman' Related: How do we stop UK publishing being so posh and white? Related: 'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK publishing industry remains 90% white, survey finds

Research indicates diversity has improved in recent years, but a generational change is needed to balance the book trade, according to researchersA survey of more than 1,000 people working in UK publishing has found that more than 90% currently in the industry classify themselves as white... Continue reading at The Guardian

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‘The industry will always find a way’: Candid thoughts of European publishers on the state of media

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The News Media Alliance today published findings from a new study that analyzes how Google uses and benefits from news. Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Popular history writing remains a male preserve, publishing study finds

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Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2015: A Younger Workforce, Still Predominantly White

Our annual salary survey drew responses from a younger group than in years past, though the industry still is very white, with 89% of respondents reporting as caucasian. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The publishing company that's only publishing female authors in 2018

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Digital Publishers Find Shared Purpose at W3C Publishing Summit

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Publishing 3.0: The Atomization of the Publishing Industry

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Publishing industry's 'Super Thursday' to see more than 500 books published

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Publishing In Russia 2012: Publishers in a Changing Industry

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Digiday Research Report: Half of publishing industry workers are concerned with job security

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Big Lit Meets the Mexican Americans: A Study in White Supremacy

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